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Natural Sciences Colloquium - David Leitner: Taking the Temperature of the Cell, One Molecule at a Time

When Jul 01, 2014
from 02:15 PM to 03:00 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Lecture Hall
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Contact Phone +49 (0)761 203-97398
Attendees Universitätsoffen / Open to university members
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How does the living cell transport heat generated by the chemical reactions that take place within it? Measurement of local temperature using nanoscale thermometers, developed by a number of research groups in recent years, reveals a rise of a few degrees in specific cellular regions during thermogenesis. I shall discuss our theoretical work on thermal transport in proteins, the molecular machines of the cell, and the extent to which these results, and recent measurements of thermal conduction in proteins by other groups that confirm our theoretical predictions, can help explain the range of temperature observed in cells.